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The Consecration of St Nicolas

30 September 2007

DEED OF CONSECRATION

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN

WHEREAS the Priest-in-Charge and Churchwardens of the Parish of Prestbury St.Mary have represented, to Us that the building within the said Parish known as St.Nicolas, Prestbury is adequately furnished in all respects for use as a Church

AND WHEREAS the said Priest-in-Charge and Churchwardens have requested Us to consecrate the said building

NOW THEREFORE We MICHAEL FRANCIS by Divine Permission BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER DO HEREBY SET APART the said building so furnished from all profane and common uses AND DO DEDICATE the said building AND CONSECRATE the same by the name of THE CHURCH OF SAINT NICOLAS, PRESTBURY for the service of Almighty God and for the performance of Divine Offices according to the liturgy and uses of the Church of England as by law established AND by this Our Definitive Sentence and Final Decree which We cause to be read and promulged by these presents WE DO PUBLICLY PRONOUNCE that the said building ought to remain so set apart dedicated and consecrated for ever

DATED this Thirtieth day of September in the year of Our Lord Two thousand and seven

+ Michael Gloucestr:

C. G. PEAK
Diocesan Registrar


The Registrar reading the Deed of Consecration

 

 

Barn Dance on Saturday 29 September

The Flowers that decorated the church

The Bishop outside St Nicolas' Church at the start of the Service

The Service of Consecration of St Nicolas'

The Address by the Bishop of Gloucester

The Deed of Consecration

The Reception


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